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After 4 m/c, our is here!
Lots of second time mothers think they are having twins - because the pregnancy signs show up so much sooner, and they "show" sooner. It's a common wish/fear of second pregnancies. Do you want twins?
I have no idea how he did it, but one OB starts w/ getting the doppler right on Baby A, so much so that you can hear a 'flap' then moves it away until you can hear both hearts at the same time. It's wierd and I cannot explain how he does it, but he does! At each appt. I have 2 nurses each get a doppler and find baby A then baby B and try to get their HR to be aprox 10 beats different. Sometimes they can, other times they stay close and they just turn up the volume to make sure they are on different babies.
BTW, I knew by 12 weeks for sure, even before my US. I went in and asked for an US b/c I was sure it was twins. I was HUGE, like uterus to my belly button huge, and my other pregnancies had not been like that at all. Baby #1 was found immediately under my belly button, so they agreed to sent me over for an US, and it comfirmed I had twins. I don't think there is a need to find out prior to 12 weeks, so just wait and see Good Luck!
Oh, and I"m just lurking here, but since I'm PG w/ twins I thought I'd answer, hope that's okay. I am NOT a birth professional!